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An Interview with Dr. Saydur Rahman

Dr. Saydur Rahman is a research scientist working with Dr. Peter Thomas at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Dr. Rahman was born in Bangladesh, where he obtained his undergraduate degree and worked as a

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Final Week at UTMSI

We are into our final week here at UT Marine Science Institute and are preparing to present our REU projects on Wednesday morning.  The past 10 weeks have been an outstanding opportunity for me to experience researching marine microbial ecology. In

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Reconstructing genomes of hydrocarbon degrading microbes

We are now roughly halfway through our research projects here at UTMSI and things are coming together quite well.  Over the past few weeks I have been attempting to isolate near complete genomes of organisms from microbial communities that are involved

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